It takes courage to do something different. To step outside what your family or your community expect of you. Tonight I saw a play about a woman who is defying her community to carve out a safe space for Afghan women. Her name is Maryam and for about an hour I sat there, in a […]
My two favourite subjects. We were waiting for our flight at the Airport. We had spent a wonderful week with my side of the family in Hawaii and were heading back to Sydney. We swam under blue skies and ate good food. We toured Pearl Harbour and shopped at the Ala Moana. Now we were […]
🎶 ‘Cause I’m leaving on a jet plane I don’t know when I’ll be back again 🎶 Via the Daily Post Photo Challenge #60: Journey
My husband has got a job overseas. He will be leaving for three months to work on the news. When conflict and its aftermath hits, when politics shift in a certain direction, my husband will be there to capture those stories and tell the rest of the world. It’s been an opportunity he’s been seeking […]
For Debbie’s Six Word Saturday!
It was a long flight. I can always tell by the number of inflight movies I end up watching before we touch down. This was about a three movie and one documentary trip. We spent a wonderful week in Hawaii with my parents and my brother’s family. The sky was blue. The sea was warm. […]
I didn’t know my grandmother very well. She lived half a world away in South Korea. They say she was beautiful. They say she was organised and kind. I wish I knew her better. But I ran out of time. Via the Daily Post Photo Challenge #52: Regret
It’s a home away from home. A mini caravan you can cart across the country. For Debbie’s Six Word Saturday!
It was brilliant. Beautiful. Fascinating. We could have spent the entire day there and more. For Debbie’s Six Word Saturday
This is an old photo. It was taken a few days before our son was due to be born. We washed his clothes and swaddling for the first time and waited for him to arrive. The Daily Post Photo Challenge #43: Waiting
If you have time today, may I urge you to read this New York Times opinion piece? It’s by author and Rabbi of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles David Wolpe. He writes of the moral courage of one man during a time when it was needed. I will sketch his story briefly below, but the full […]
It’s been a day since we heard the terrible news from New Zealand. And now tonight I hear children are among the dead. I am appalled at what a senator from Queensland said in the wake of such tragedy. And utterly ashamed that he used scripture to justify his comments. Most of all I am […]